by Sandra Nash
Soft furnishings provide instant gratification
Of all the products that are specified for a particular space, 50 per cent of them are covered in some type of fabric – often referred to as soft furnishings.
Today’s homeowners have an insatiable need for instant gratification, so it makes sense to offer ready-to-go decor fashions. Soft-furnishings, especially window coverings, provide immediate satisfaction and can transform a room. Offer clients three to five basic panel options in linen, silk, velvet, or in a combination of blends. Add a dash of fun with one or two patterns, and make a statement with a large-scale floral. Finish things off with unique hardware and trimmings.
Add new niches to your repertoire with soft furnishings that can withstand the weather for porches, patios and outside retreats.
|Soft furnishings is an extensive category that covers off every room, including outdoor spaces.
- Shower curtains
- Poufs (floor ottomans)
- Table clothes, runners, placemats and napkins
- Sheets, shams, duvets, comforters and bed skirts
- Blankets, throws
- Patio furniture and umbrellas
- Upholstered headboards/bed frames
- Upholstered frames on mirrors and art
- Wall hangings
- Draperies and curtains
|Principal of Making-A-Scene, award-winning SANDRA NASH brings more than 20 years of experience to residential and commercial projects throughout the GTA.
June 19, 2017 - In this seminar you will learn the 3 marketing concept goals to ensure profitable sales, how to successfully probe and incover your customers' "real" needs, and how to effectively handle customer objections.
June 15, 2017 -
Introducing a new dimension in paint: one that not only transforms a space, but the entire colour experience.
Spring is Here! New Arrivals in Stock Now!
May 26-28, 2017 -
Live Product demonstrations during the Canadian Furniture Show
May 25, 2017 -
You are invited to our IDC seminar on Scent Design at Urban Mode.
Take a tour through NEOLITH® TINY HOUSE. A fully functional 2 house unit tiny house cladded fully with Neolith material.
May 4, 2017
For the "Designing Toronto's Urban Home" event: an educational conference focusing on small space design, hosted by celebrated industry experts.
The latest version of Mydoma Studio has rolled out to users in 30+ countries. This version was largely shaped on user feedback and focuses on delivering tools to help interior designers grow their business.
When it comes to faucet and shower system design, Riobel has always been at the cutting edge of trends and state-of-the-art technology. The company is officially launching a 3D virtual model option on its website.
For over 40 years, Nortesco has remained the leading distributor of kitchen and bath designer brands in Canada. We are now very proud to introduce our own vanity brand Aria. We continue to exclusively distribute KWC, Newform, Perrin & Rowe, Waterstone, Catalano, Mr. Steam, Art Cream, Shaws, Horus, Inda and more. We love great design and dedicate ourselves to offer an exceptional experience from start to finish!
We sell, install, repair and clean all types of shades and blinds. Hunter Douglas, Shade-O-Matic, Elite dealers. Untrasonic cleaning is safe, fast and simple. Blinds will look like new and work better. We also carry wood and Polysatin Shutters.
BSH is the world’s second largest major appliance manufacturer, distributing Bosch, Thermador and Gaggenau brands across Canada. Designers and clients can schedule visits and live cooking demos at the Toronto showroom. We also host designer lunch and learns.
Furniture Toronto hosts the largest online modern & contemporary furniture collection in Canada. Hundreds of dining rooms, living room and bedrooms available in our showroom. Open 7 days a week. Trade Discounts. Free delivery in the Greater Toronto Area.
X-Tile is sure to have whatever you need to express your unique individual style. We offer you an exceptional variety of wall and flooring options in ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, glass, mosaic and much more from leading suppliers around the world. Let our knowledgeable and friendly staff help you in your dream renovation or building project.
Located in the heart of Toronto’s design district, Designers Walk is Canada’s leading Design Centre. Home to a multitude of leading Showrooms and spanning 5 buildings along Davenport and Bedford Rds., DW is home to Hollace Cluny, Ernestomeda Toronto, Primavera Interior Furnishings, Telio, Kravet/LeeJofa to name a few. Be sure to visit our Resource Centre, a gallery of unique product exhibits.
Inventor of the air jet bath and industry leader for over 35 years, BainUltra® thrives on manufacturing high quality products and offering exceptional customer service. Innovation is at the heart of BainUltra’s therapeutic concepts and product design. It’s mission – to transform the bathroom from the ordinary to the inspired.
Offering both new and used furniture, home decor items and art. Including high end pieces and antiques. Charity-operated Delivering Hope Furniture+ Outlet has 100% of its proceeds going to Abuse Hurts – Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness. Proceeds help support abused women and children in your community. 100,000 people per year.
Dezign Market imports and distributes high quality innovative bathroom and architectural products. Selecting only the finest materials and craftmanship we offer competitive pricing to satisfy many design trends and styles. We are the exclusive North American distributors of GODI Bathroom fine European bath furniture as well, an extensive collection of bathtubs, bath vanities, crystal products, ledgestone, shower columns and sinks.
We carry a complete line of Custom Windows & Doors; in addition to designer Interior Window Shutters - Backed by Full Service and Installation.
Fisher & Paykel incorporates the world’s most innovative technologies and produce the most technically advanced, efficient and contemporary styled appliances. DCS created the first line of high end, commercial quality appliances and expanded to pioneer indoor and outdoor kitchen solutions for the at home chef. TRADE ONLY.
Bring sophistication, functionality and handcrafted quality to your home! Stone Edge specializes in the design and production of natural stone kitchen countertops, vanities, fireplace surrounds and tub and shower surrounds. Granite, Marble and Quartz resonate the character of your home, and add that finishing touch that will last a lifetime.
With over 45 years of experience, Trutone Electronics Inc. creates custom tailored home entertainment and automation solutions to suit your unique design vision. Our retail showroom is perfectly suited to client demonstrations. We carry a full selection of mainstream and premium home electronics brands.
More than a kitchen and bath luxury showroom, The Water Closet offers unparalleled service, selection and solutions for all your plumbing and heating needs. Our goal is to be your full-service showroom while “Enhancing the Flow of Life”.
The Chesterfield Shop, family owned and operated since 1948, with five locations in Toronto, North York, Newmarket, Scarborough and Mississauga. Best selection in every contemporary seating category including sofas, sofabeds, sectionals, chairs, recliner sofas and home theatre, in-stock or special-order in leathers or fabrics and customize to fit all room types. Exceptional City-size seating.
Blum is the leader in functional hardware providing solutions for hinge and lift systems as well as interior organization products for every room in the home. Blum’s focus is on functionality and offers products that will last the life of your furniture. TRADE ONLY.
The GTA’s finest custom closets. door products, and glass partitions manufactured in our Mississauga factory for the entire Toronto market. Environmentally friendly products include closets Murphy wall beds, home office cabinets, glass door and wood and glass partitions for homes, offices, condos, and lofts. Includes interior sliding doors and closet doors graphic glass doors.
Best selection of fixtures, chandeliers, lamps, ceiling fans and shades. We carry lines from over 75 leading manufacturers to choose from.
World’s finest area rugs, wall to wall carpeting, custom made area rugs, stair runners, custom made runners & accent furniture.
Mydoma Studio’s workflow software saves time and increases project revenue by streamlining the design process. Design professionals can productize their services with the design packages tool to make recurring revenue. Collaborate with clients, accept credit payments and much more! It's easy to use and completely free to get started.
Featuring an extensive collection of imported fabrics, wallcoverings, furniture and lighting. TRADE ONLY.
Since 1883, Benjamin Moore has been producing the highest quality paints and finishes in the industry. A superior paint experience with every product. Incomparable colour, flawless coverage, and lasting durability.
Located in the King Street East Designer District, the Experience Centre is home to a variety of fully functioning kitchen environments. Take your time exploring the latest Jenn-Air® appliances hands-on. Coordinators are available to consult with, demonstrate features and direct you to additional resources. Visit the Jenn-Air Experience Centre and design your dream kitchen. Appointments recommended.
For over 35 years Distinctive Appliances remains one of the most influential and successful distributors in the premium home & outdoor appliance industry. As Canada’s largest independent distributor we offer a diverse product line-up of mid-priced to high end appliances from Europe and North America, leveraged with a robust infrastructure designed to support the most trendsetting builders and designers.
Masco Canada Ltd. is the Canadian plumbing division of MASCO Corporation and represents brands including Delta, Brizo, Hansgrohe, Axor, BrassCraft, Master Plumber, and Waltec. MASCO Canada Limited is dedicated to complete customer satisfaction and responsiveness to the unique Canadian marketplace.
ARD Outdoor is a retail & trade furniture division of the family owned and operated wholesaler Cana-Foam Products, manufacturing in Toronto since 1964. ARD Outdoor provides design professionals a source for quality outdoor furniture featuring innovative design and unique materials.
We are one of the leading engineered stone manufacturers in the world offering over 60 unique and innovative colours and designs. Our products are widely used in interior applications such as kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, wall panelling and flooring.
Ciot is Canada’s leading importer, distributor and retailer of specialties including granite, quartz, onyx, mosaic, limestone, slate, marble and porcelain tiles, imported plumbing products as well as maintenance products. Ciot Studio offers made-to-measure mosaics that are suitable for all your residential and commercial projects.
Sourcing the latest trends in ceramic, porcelain, glass and natural stone tile as well as natural stone slabs from throughout the world to remain at the forefront of innovation and style. Branches throughout Canada and U.S affiliate companies.
Greensville Soapstone Company is a leading provider of Soapstone countertops, sinks and tile. Offering the largest collection of Soapstone in Canada.